Beside The Points For Thursday May 10 2018

See more NBA predictions Oh, and don’t forgetBreaking Baseball is fun We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe All newsletters Things That Caught My EyeMarc-Andre Fleury is outstandingVegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is in the middle of one of the best ever playoffs for a goalie, pitching four shutouts in his first 10 starts. There have been 14 goalie-seasons since ’79 where a player posted four or more shutouts in a playoff run, and in six of those fourteen seasons the goalie’s team went on to win the Stanley Cup. [FiveThirtyEight]Loose and improvisational lineups in ClevelandCleveland’s most used lineup in the playoff series against the Pacers and Raptors was George Hill, J.R. Smith, Kyle Korver, LeBron James and Kevin Love. Those five men were on the court together for a collective 110 minutes. During the regular season, those five players were on the court together for zero minutes. This could be one indication of how the barely-50 win regular season Cavs have turned into an unstoppable juggernaut, mainly because they Ship of Theseus’d this one. [FiveThirtyEight]Iceland made great once moreHafthor Julius Bjornsson, who “Game of Thrones” fans may recognize as the enormous actor behind Ser Gregor Clegane, has won the World’s Strongest Man competition in the Philippines last weekend. Bjornsson is the first Icelander to win since 1996, bringing the title home to a nation that once dominated the strongman competition when Jon Pall Sigmarsson and Magnus ver Magnusson won 8 contests in 11 years in the ’80s and early ’90s. [The New York Times]Try out our interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?New York may have a home game in OWL championshipsThe NYXL, New York’s team in the Overwatch League, is an early favorite to take the inaugural championship, with two stage final victories, a 23-7 match record, and a +68 map differential. Here’s some more good news: the July championship is scheduled to take place on their home turf, with Brooklyn’s Barclays Center tapped as the host of the two-day championship weekend. [ESPN]Players Tournament is the real golf competitionAn average PGA Tour player has no better than an 0.18 percent win probability at any of the majors from 2011 to 2017. The Players Tournament is a much stronger field than the majors, some of which allow club professionals, former winners and amateurs to compete. The Players Tournament is way more exclusive, which forbids amateurs, club pros, sectional qualifiers, and caps winners at five years of subsequent invitations. The average PGA player had no better than a 0.12 percent win probability at the Players Championship in all but a single year over the same period. [FiveThirtyEight]Position players get itAn MLB.com survey of 35 position players and 35 pitchers asked them which stats they analyze come the end of the season to evaluate their own performance. Looking at position players, 16 out of 35 identified on-base plus slugging (OPS) and on-base percentage (OBP) as their preferred metric, which is a pretty remarkable win for baseball nerds. [Deadspin]Some personal news, though, before we get to the big number: I’m leaving FiveThirtyEight to start a forthcoming daily morning newsletter, Numlock News, and work on other exciting projects. Beside the Points will absolutely continue, but if you’ve been a fan of my run, please subscribe to my new newsletter!Big Number(s)92 percentRafael Nadal is ridiculously good on clay. Heading into this week’s tournament in Madrid, he had won 46 clay court sets in a row, annihilating the previous record of 35 consecutive wins on clay. Moreover, his overall record on clay prior to this event was 401-35, a 92 percent win percentage. In the Open Era no other tennis star came close to that on any surface. Bjorn Borg got closest, with 86 percent wins on clay. [FiveThirtyEight]Leaks from Slack: kyle:the mets batted out of order in the first inning?neil:Yupcolleen:that is… very mets-yneil:Yup.colleen:what’s the rule on that? are they both out?ah, here’s an explainer:The Mets gave the umpires the wrong lineup and were penalized for batting out of orderPredictions NBA read more

High surf advisory issued for San Diego coast this week

first_img Updated: 9:45 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings Posted: January 15, 2018 High surf advisory issued for San Diego coast this week , center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The highest surf conditions so far this winter are expected on the San Diego coast this week, the National Weather Service said Sunday.The NWS issued a high surf advisory for San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles counties for 10 a.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Thursday.Several strong storm systems in the Gulf of Alaska have caused a large northwest long period swell to start moving down the seas off California. These large, long-period swells will bring an extended period of high surf to northwest and west facing beaches across SW California beaches beginning Monday and persisting through at least Wednesday night, the NWS warned.The surf was expected to build Monday with peak surf conditions Monday evening through Tuesday night, then begin to taper off Wednesday and Thursday.Waves as high as 15 feet were predicted for Tuesday, and the conditions were expected to cause water to overtop jetties and create strong rip currents.Forecasters said inexperienced swimmers should stay out of the water for the duration of the advisory.Though the conditions should fade Thursday, there is potential for high surf to continue into next weekend, the NWS said. January 15, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Time Inc Revenues Dipped 65 Percent in 2012

first_imgTime Warner released its 4Q and full-year 2012 financials today and the numbers give a peek at the what motivated Time Inc. CEO Laura Lang to cut 6 percent of the publishing division’s global work force. Topline for Time Inc. was down 6.5 percent for the year to $3.4 billion and operating income tumbled 25 percent to $420 million.In the fourth quarter, revenues were down 7 percent and operating income dipped 3 percent. In his remarks in the report, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes noted Time Inc. still managed to increase its market share, based on PIB numbers, by about a half percentage point to 21.5 percent. Of the $241 million drop in revenues for the year, ad revenues dipped $104 million in 2012 and subscription revenues fell 5 percent, or $61 million. “Other” revenues fell 21 percent for the year, or $83 million, mainly attributable to the absence of the QSP fundraising business, which was sold in early 2012. While the advertising drop, as most publishers can attest to, was due to weak demand for magazine display marketing, the subscription revenue decrease is being primarily pinned on decreasing newsstand sales. The subscription revenue gap widened last year, it dipped—again because of the newsstand—2 percent in 2011. Nevertheless, in its earnings call, CFO John Martin noted that subsription revenues were flat in the fourth quarter and the ad revenue drop in that quarter was the smallest for the year. “The fourth quarter showed some signs of improvement,” he said.For its 2013 outlook, Martin noted that Time Inc. will take a $60 million restructuring charge related to the six percent workforce reduction. The impact will occur in the first quarter.last_img read more

VIDEO WHS Girls Hockey Shut Out Burlington High 40

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School Girls Varsity Hockey Team defeated Burlington High, 4-0, on Saturday, January 5 at Ristuccia Arena.Jocelyn Palmer, Gabby Daniels, and Zoe DeRose (2 goals) all found the net for the Wildcats.Wilmington Community Television was on hand to capture the action. Watch the full game below:——Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVOLUNTEERS NEEDED: WCTV Looking For Camera Operators & Commentators For WHS Fall SportsIn “Community”News & Notes From WCTV: Wildcat TV After School Club Starting At Wilmington High SchoolIn “Community”WCTV ON DEMAND: Go Behind The Scenes At Yentile FarmIn “Community”last_img read more

The best electrified cars Hybrids plugins and pure electrics

first_img Roadshow 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e review: A thrifty hybrid with more grip Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Cooley On Cars BMW Chevrolet Nissan Tesla Toyota 3 2019 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition first drive: Its roots are showing Ioniq, Clarity and Soul are the slowest-selling electric cars More From Roadshow Best hybrid: Toyota Prius (1997 and on) The best-selling hybrid by far was the gateway drug that introduced people to the idea that cars could be driven by something other than combustion. That was the big bang. Total sales of Prius and other cars using its powertrain are around 12 million. And they sell for a profit. Best plug-in hybrid: Chevy Volt (2010 to 2019) The Chevy Volt was the best-selling plug-in hybrid. I say “was” because GM has pulled the plug on it, focusing on pure-battery electrics. But in its two generations, the Volt sold in big numbers for a car that most people couldn’t even understand. Take a look at the best electrified cars, from Prius… Tags 3:28 Comments Tesla, Tesla, Tesla. The company dominates the headlines and conversations about cars with a plug, but others have been doing the hard work of electrification since Elon Musk was building online yellow pages at Zip2. So here’s a list of the best electrified cars in history, based on market success. As a bonus, all of these are still available today (but hurry up if you want a Chevy Volt.) Best EV: Nissan Leaf (2010 and on) We’re in pure electric territory now and you can’t underestimate how much Nissan did to create that market. At 400,000 copies sold, the Leaf remains the best-selling electric car of all time and occupies a price range where Tesla doesn’t even play. Luxury car: Tesla Model 3 (2018) Selling 138,000 units in 2018, the Model 3 was the best-selling luxury car in the US; it just happens to be electric, as well. Put another way, the Model 3 nearly equaled the total number of BMW cars sold in the US in 2018 (149,000) or what Infiniti and Lexus sold combined (142,000). Yes, these are numbers of cars, not SUVs and crossovers, but when people mutter about carmakers building EVs just because they’re fashionable or mandated, it’s also because Tesla is stealing their best customers. Too popular: Tesla and GM These are the only two companies that have sold so many electric cars they are starting to lose the federal tax credit that helped sell them in the first place. Tesla and GM both triggered tax credit phase-out in the first half of 2018 after each hit cumulative US sales of 200,000 units. Now we’ll see what drivers buy when some electric cars artificially cost $7,500 less than a competitor.  2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid review: Sip with subtlety 5 Photoslast_img read more

Grab likely to raise 15 billion in latest funding round led by

first_imgA woman passes a Grab signage at their office in Singapore September 23, 2016.Reuters fileGrab, which claims to be Southeast Asia’s largest ride-hailing company, is likely to close a $1.5 billion funding round in which Japan’s SoftBank Group is also likely to participate. Present in seven countries including Singapore, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysians, five-year-old Grab had raised $750 million in September last year, marking its sixth round of funding.Bloomberg said on Friday that it was not clear whether SoftBank would invest out of its planned Vision Fund in the unicorn, valued at about $3 billion after the September fund-raising exercise.Investors in the ride-hailing company include SoftBank, Tiger Global Management, GGV Capital, Vertex Ventures and Tokyo Century.Grab forayed into Myanmar on Tuesday, its seventh country. “As a start, we will focus on improving driver service and safety standards for taxis in Yangon. We have deep experience in using data analytics to better match taxi drivers to passengers, and have robust driver screening and training processes to ensure that our driver partners provide a safe and quality service,” Cheryl Goh, Group Vice President of Marketing, Grab, said in a statement.The company commenced its services in Malaysia in 2012 and claims to have 710,000 drivers across 39 cities, apart from 36 million downloads of the Grab app.Founded by Tan Hooi Ling and Anthony Tan, Singapore-based Grab was expected to break-even last year. “Many parts of our business will actually be profitable this year. So this year for sure…an IPO is always an option, but for us, it’s important to stay focused, execute and out-serve the customers,” Tan had told the Bloomberg on January 28, 2016.In December 2015, Grab, along with India’s Ola Cabs, China’s Didi Kuaidi and America’s Lyft had announced an alliance to take on fast-expanding rival Uber. The agreement envisaged a system whereby customers will be able to book rides on the apps of these four aggregators whenever they are travelling to India, China, the US and countries in Southeast Asia.last_img read more

Police foil demo for govt job entry at 35 yrs

first_imgA woman is beaten up by police. Photo: CollectedPolice have foiled a demonstration demanding the extension of age by five years to join government service.The job seekers now have to enter government service at 30 years.Police detain a job seeker demanding the extension of age by five years to join government service from Bangla Motor intersection in the city on Saturday. Photo: Shuvra Kanti DasWitnesses said a number of demonstrators gathered in front of the national museum at Shahbag in the capital at 10:30am on Saturday demanding entry age for government service at 35 years.Demonstrators chant slogans demanding the extension of age by five years to join government service in Shahbag on Saturday. Photo: Shuvra Kanti DasThey said the demonstrators stayed there for some time, chanting slogans for the age extension.The witnesses said when the demonstrators tried to move towards Bangla Motor to reach the prime minister’s office to submit a memorandum, police opposed them. As the demonstrators defied the police obstacle, the law enforcers charged them with batons.A demonstrator falls sick as police foil their demo for government job entry at 35 years in Bangla Motor area in the city on Saturday. Photo: Shuvra Kanti DasSeveral demonstrators alleged police attacked their peaceful demonstration and detained around 25.Shahbagh police said a number of demonstrators were detained in connection with the incident.last_img read more

Beat the heat with khadi fabric

first_imgkhadi sariFrom spaghetti tops, denims, shorts to dresses, go for khadi fabric to beat the heat in summer, say experts.Designers provide some pointers to help you get fashion with khadi right. Saris: Khadi handspun fabric makes for great saris and they come in various colours and styles. Khadi saris are not hard to drape as it is one of the best breathable fabrics to beat the heat. To sport a modern look in your khadi sari, look for ones with zardozi embroidery and block prints. You can also pair a rich colour plain khadi sari with an intricately embroidered shirt blouse.Spaghetti/crop tops: Try khadi spaghettis and pair them with ethnic skirts or loose pants to make a style statement of your own. You can also rock your look with khadi crop tops. Pair your crop top with a wrap-around skirt for a simple yet interesting look. Khadi fabric is perfect for children: From simple printed dresses to cut-flared khadi tops for girls along with simple and handwoven shirts and pants for boys, khadi is easy-to-wear and super comfortable for children. Dress it up: If you are looking for extra comfort in the sunny days, then khadi dresses are the perfect wear. Choose from kurta-like dresses or short ones that you are comfortable in. For a trendier appearance, look for smart cuts, embroidered yokes and accessorise the dress with a piece of statement jewellery or with a smart sling.Spruce up with stylish scarves and dupattas: Look for printed or bright-coloured khadi scarves or dupattas that you can pair with a plain dress. You can match your scarf with a tank or a pastel-coloured dress that will surely make you stand out in a crowd.Look stylish in khadi shorts and shrugs: Shorts are a must in your summer wardrobe. If you are looking to strike a balance between looking chic and beating the heat, then there is no looking beyond the khadi fabric. You can give a trendy twist to your shorts and basic tee by pairing it with a smart khadi shrug as well. Khadi denims are the new cool: Khadi denims are highly sought after for their comfort and style factor. Pair your denim khadi pants with an off-the-shoulder or cold shoulder top to look summer ready.last_img read more

More Than 250 Bodies Found In Mass Grave In Mexico

first_img Share Jonathan Estudillo/APThis aerial image shows the area known as Colinas de Santa Fe where Mexican authorities work to find the remains of people buried in mass graves on the outskirts of Veracruz. More than 250 skulls were found there earlier this year in what appears to be a drug cartel’s mass burial ground, prosecutors said.Authorities in Mexico say they have found more than 250 bodies in what may be the largest mass grave site in the country. It’s located in a dusty abandoned lot just outside the port city of Veracruz.Authorities were led to the graves by a group of mothers who’ve spent months digging there in search of their loved ones.Of the 252 bodies found in the mass grave, only two have been identified: Pedro Huesca, a young state investigator, and his personal secretary.“My son thought he was going to clean the country of these bad people,” says Griselda Barradas, Pedro’s mother. “But no, instead they got rid of him.”Church bells rang out last night in the family’s small town about 40 miles outside Veracruz. Nine days of mourning came to an end with a mass. The pews were full with mothers and relatives of Veracruz’s missing — many feared buried in the mass grave.“Finally Pedro is at peace, and his mommy has a place where she can now visit him,” says Rosalia Castro Toss. Castro has been searching for her son for more than five years. Frustrated with authorities unwillingness to investigate his disappearance she and other grieving relatives started digging on their own.“This work that we are doing,” Castro says, “The authorities should be doing.”Veracruz has been marred by violence for more than a decade as warring drug gangs battle for control of the state and its lucrative port. It’s past governor, now a fugitive, has been accused of sacking state coffers of millions of dollars, and long suspected of colluding with the cartels.Speaking to reporters at the mass grave site yesterday, Jorge Winckler, Veracruz’s new head prosecutor, says it’s impossible that this happened without complicity of the state government.Griselda Barradas says she just hopes more mothers find their sons. “Finally Pedro is where he should be,” she says, “Resting in peace not tossed in that mass grave like an animal.”Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

College Democrats Urge Millenials to Get Involved at DC Convention

first_imgJulián Castro is the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)The College Democrats of America held its annual convention from July 22-25 at the University of the District of Columbia. Dozens of delegates representing various colleges and universities from around the country attended workshops and plenary sessions.Ashley Spillane, president of Rock the Vote, a non-partisan organization whose mission is to get young people involved in the political process, said she understands why young people don’t participate in politics heavily.“You are the millennial generation,” Spillane said, speaking about the huge group of Americans born roughly from 1980-2000. “Millennials like to get things done and in politics things can really be slow at times and that can be frustrating for young people. We need you involved because in 2016, there will be 20 million more millennials than Baby Boomers that will eligible to vote and that will make a difference in the presidential election.”The power of the millennial vote was shown in 2012. The Center for Research and Information on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University did an analysis of the 2012 presidential election and it showed that President Obama won the youth vote, defined as voters aged 18-29, with 67 percent as opposed to his Republican Party opponent, Mitt Romney, who got only 30 percent.The 2012 analysis said the youth vote provided the difference for Obama in swing states such as Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. The president won at least 61 percent of the youth vote in those states.However, it was a different story in 2014. The Center for Research and Information did an analysis on the 2014 midterm elections and found that only 21.5 percent of young people voted as opposed to 45 percent in 2012. The 2014 analysis showed that young people favored Democratic candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives and they backed Democratic hopefuls for the U.S. Senate.Spillane said college-aged citizens are not in tune with the current system of voting. “We have an antiquated system,” she said. “Registering to vote is an arduous process for some young people because you have to manually fill out an application and mail it in or take it by the courthouse in many states. Young people want online registration which is quicker and tends to be more efficient.”Spillane said that many states make it difficult for young people to participate in the political process. “There are many states where a college identification is not good enough to cast a ballot,” Spillane said, referencing states like Texas and North Carolina. “Also, some state legislatures put college campuses voting precincts with residential precincts and that is done to dilute the college vote. What should be done is that college precincts should be left intact.”The conference included speakers such as U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), and Obama Cabinet members U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro.Castro told the young Democrats that the nation needs their leadership. “I hope that all of you go into public service,” Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio, said. “We need people who are getting into politics for the right reasons.  He added, “The events of Ferguson, the shootings in South Carolina, and what happened to Sandra Bland in Texas make you realize that some things change and yet something things stay the same.”“You must learn and respect the past,” Castro said, “and move forward in a positive direction.”Political observers say that Castro is on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s short list of vice presidential prospects.He downplayed that speculation, saying that “I’m focused on what I’m doing now and what happens in the future will happen.”The convention didn’t come up with an organization strategy to get the vote out in 2016. However, it did motivate individuals to think in that direction.Deshawn Jamison will be a  sophomore this Fall at the College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick, Georgia, and was inspired by the convention. He said he knows how to get young Blacks to the polls to vote in 2016.“Young Black people will look up to and listen to people who look like us and are authentic,” Jamison said. “We don’t need rappers and superstar athletes to tell us how to vote. We need people who are involved in politics to talk to us and encourage us to get involved.”Jamison said that he will run for political office someday and that the convention only heightened his sense of obtaining that goal. “I want to be in politics so that I can be a champion for the people,” he said.last_img read more